Did the X-ray specs from vintage comic book ads really work? Goodness, no

For his upcoming book Mail-Order Mysteries, author Kirk Demarais assessed dozens of craptacular items you could purchase from the sensationalist comic book ads of yore. Here's his video investigation — the ventriloquist dummy is particularly creepy. It's more disappointing than that soothsaying robotic brain. » 10/01/11 8:30am 10/01/11 8:30am

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Superman's Eyeballs

Superman used to be just strong and sort of invulnerable, but now his powers are officially out of control. According to Superman II, he can erase your mind just by kissing you, not to mention his super-breath, super-hearing and super-ventriloquism. But Superman's out-of-control power really started with his… » 2/26/08 12:00pm 2/26/08 12:00pm

X-Ray Hackers Show Tinest Crystalline Structure Ever Seen

What does this one-micron sized object look like to you? Despite what Freud would say, that boldly thrusting little guy is a microcrystal, once classified as a powder too tiny to be imaged using X-rays. But a bunch of European X-ray fiends have rigged up a special X-ray diffractor at the European Synchrotron Radiation… » 10/04/07 8:42am 10/04/07 8:42am